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North Big River Bridge



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Through truss bridge over Big River on Old US 67 (Berry Road) north of Bonne Terre
St. Francois County, Missouri
Built 1924; made obsolete by new bridge in 1956
- Public Works Construction Co. (Contractor)
Riveted, 6-panel Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 120.0 ft.
Total length: 462.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.9 ft.
Also called
Berry Road Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.95505, -90.55345   (decimal degrees)
37°57'18" N, 90°33'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/714947/4203650 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bonne Terre
Land survey
T. 37 N., R. 4 E., Sec. 2
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
Inventory numbers
MO 094-270006.1 (Missouri off-system bridge number)
MONBI 20689 (Missouri bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 22606 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of February 2009)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 32.7 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • November 19, 2017: Updated by Ed Hollowell: Changed status to Demolished
  • November 16, 2017: Updated by Kenny Fairhurst: Demolished and never replaced
  • November 27, 2014: New Street View added by Dave King
  • November 26, 2014: New photo from John Christeson
  • June 4, 2008: New photos from James Baughn


  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
  • Missouri Historic Bridge Inventory
  • John Christeson - john_christeson [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Kenny Fairhurst
  • Ed Hollowell - erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com


North Big River Bridge
Posted January 6, 2021, by Wbchloe (whbroadw [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I wished they kept this bridge. I would loved to drive on it on the way to St. Louis.

North Big River Bridge
Posted November 19, 2017, by Ed Hollowell (erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com)

So the county got 80% of the demolition cost subsidized but none of the repair cost would have been shared. Now that it has been destroyed they hope for it's status to be changed so state funding can help to pay for building a new bridge?

I wounder if the contractors have any input in how the state categorizes these projects?

North Big River Bridge
Posted November 16, 2017, by Kenny Fairhurst

The bridge was demolished by MoDOT and was never replaced, unfortunately.

North Big River Bridge
Posted December 17, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Pretty sure the article refers to this bridge based on the pictures:


North Big River Bridge
Posted August 3, 2010, by Patti (paw5179 [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

I agree with re-opening this bridge.Much safer to travel this road where people are not trying to push you off the road at 90 mph.With the price of gas continually going up , it doesnt make since to have to drive completely out of the way to get home!

North Big River Bridge
Posted August 3, 2010, by danny (fire3247 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Are u going to open the bridge and why did u close it

North Big River Bridge
Posted April 13, 2008, by Alan Chapman (alan-chapman [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

I was at this bridge in the first part of April(2008) and it was blocked at the south approach.

North Big River Bridge
Posted September 3, 2007, by tina kester (mathlovertk2 [at] aol [dot] com)

how was this bridge made obsolete?? taking berry road north from bonne terre to access side roads such as primrose and silver springs road, is much safer than taking 67 norh and crossing over the highway,playing chicken with the on coming cars. i beleive that this bridge should be maintained and safe at all times ,and not thought as an unused road because to those who want to be safe like to think that the option will always be avaible. i could understand closing the bridge only if our highway 67 was a proper highway and had safe on and off ramps.

North Big River Bridge
Posted August 21, 2007, by Donny

It sucks and needs to be fixed